About Us – Our Story

Our Story

Established in 2003, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) is Africa’s first and largest network of centres of excellence for innovative post-graduate training in mathematical sciences. We enable Africa’s youth to shape the continent’s future through Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education, public engagement and research. We have five centres of excellence in South Africa, Senegal, Ghana, Cameroon and Rwanda.

Our Values

Excellence

Respect

Pan-Africanism

Integrity

Vision:

Our vision is to lead the transformation of Africa through innovative scientific training, technical advances and breakthrough discoveries.

Mission:

Our mission is to enable Africa’s brightest students to flourish as independent thinkers, problem solvers and innovators capable of propelling Africa’s future scientific, educational and economic self-sufficiency.

Our Milestones

2023

STEM Secretariat for Africa

200+ Partner Network

500+ World-Class Lecturers

250+ Distinguished Researchers

2018

African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI) launch in 2018

Quantum Leap Africa (QLA) launch in 2018

2016

Inaugural Next Einstein Forum

AIMS Rwanda Opens

2015

Mastercard Foundation Partners with AIMS

AIMS endorsed by the African Union Commission

2014

AIMS Tanzania opens

2013

Next Einstein Forum is Launched

AIMS Cameroon opens

2012

AIMS Ghana opens

AIMS postgraduate course accredited as a Master’s degree program

2011

AIMS Senegal opens

2010

AIMS establishes a global secretariat to support its expansion

Google and Canada’s International Development Research Centre join as AIMS partners

NEPAD endorses AIMS’ approach

2008

AIMS founder Neil Turok wins Ted Prize

2003

The first AIMS Centre of Excellence opens in South Africa

Our Reach

Our Alumni come from 43 Countries
AIMS Centre
AIMS Alumni
Board
The AIMS network is governed by the International Governing Board (IGB) who serve as the legal parent of the AIMS organisation, and of each local entity. The day-to-day operations of each entity are governed by a local board and management.
Audit and Finance Committee
The Audit and Finance Committee is a Board sub-committee tasked with ensuring due diligence in respect of financial, legal and management matters.
Academic and Scientific Advisory Council
The Academic and Scientific Advisory Council brings together lead- ing international and African scientists to provide insights, advice and guidance on:
Management
The AIMS management team manages the day to day running of AIMS programs and initiatives, ensuring compliance to donor agreements and ensuring impact in all areas of AIMS work.